Changwon LG put Seoul SK on a two-game losing streak with a strong defense.
LG won 85-61 with the performance of Asem Marey, who recorded 14 points and 19 rebounds in the regular league round 4 away match against SK in the ‘2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball’ held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 10th. LG (17-12) kept second place, and SK (17-14), which suffered two consecutive losses, fell from a tie for third place to fourth place.
Before the game, LG coach Cho Sang-hyun was wary of SK’s quick attack. He explained, “I will give the points I need to give, but I will try to reduce SK’s speedy attempts as much as possible and match them so that we can face each other 5-5.” “The players are running well,” said Jeon Hee-chul, SK coach. If we win, the break will be more comfortable, so we expect the players to work hard.”
LG put strong pressure on SK from the start. Lee Kwan-hee (16 points), who scored 8 points in the first quarter alone, and Marey, who grabbed 6 rebounds, maintained the lead. In particular, thanks to blocking the fast basketball that coach Cho emphasized, he did not allow a single quick break. Jeong In-deok (11 points) scored Lee Kwan-hee’s amazing bound pass, raising the atmosphere to the fullest.
LG extended its lead in the second quarter by blocking SK’s fast attack. Lee Jae-do (19 points) scored 13 points by hitting all five field goals, including one 3-point shot, in the second quarter alone. As SK’s Jamil Warney (4 points, 9 rebounds)’s proprietary plotter, as he unfolded a strong defense that didn’t shy away, also turned away from the rim every time. LG, which gained momentum, finished the first half with a generous lead of 46-29 by scoring 7 points in succession, starting with 3 points by Hee-Jae Jeong (6 points, 9 rebounds) at the end of the quarter. 안전놀이터
Even in the third quarter, the flow did not change. LG consistently pressured SK with a strong defense and allowed only 2 points in 6 minutes and 30 seconds. The preparation was perfect enough that Oh Jae-hyeon (16 points) gave up a run for the first time with 57 seconds left at the end of the third quarter. In the meantime, Lee Kwan-hee and Jeong In-deok made 3-pointers and ran away with a score of 56-32. Marey-Justin Gutang’s splendid pass (7 points) followed by Jeong In-deok’s 3-pointer was the one that decided the game.
LG, which consistently maintained a gap of more than 20 points throughout the fourth quarter, had a premonition of victory by replacing key players early with about three minutes left in the game.